Story of a lost journalist

November 16, 2010

Memory Bravery (not an apt title, but it rhymes)

Filed under: Jim and Me Conversations — Cris @ 00:23

I suffer, I suffer.

“From what milady?”

Fancy pal Jim popped up from nowhere, I should find out how he does that (and stop it!).

“It is a disease Jim.”

“Does it have a name?”

“Ye some call it amnesia, some call it dementia, some call it alzh… alzh.. err it is complicated”

“Gotcha. You lost memory”

“I did not! Just a wee bit on the outer side.”

“It has sides?”

“Oh yea it is a huge mass which comes with an inside and an outside.”

“Really? Enlighten me.”

“You see, the inside is like a bank. You save your best moments in there. So anytime you want to have one, you unlock it and get one out.”

“So the outside?”

“It is the less wanted ones, like the stuff you carry in your purse – bus tickets, chewing gums, bills, you know the lot.”

“So why worry? Better to have it erased aint it?”

“No! You never know when the bill would come back to you and say ‘Remember me?'”

“Or it could say ‘how you doin’ ”

“Jim you are missing the point.”

“Oh right. You would not remember the bill.”

“No and it becomes harder when, unlike your purse, the ‘outside’ of memory holds people.”

“You forgot people?”

“Not all of them.”

“Oh yea, you forgot Bill.”

“Come on I am serious. There are these people Jim, I know I have seen them somewhere but I can’t place them. And problem is, they remember me!”

“I get it. It is what I call the debtor’s theory. People always remember their debtors, but debtors never remember people.”


“Ok ok you have no money”


“I mean no debts”


“So what is the trouble”

“They smile, I smile. They call by name, I smile. They ask questions, I smile.”

“A little too cheerful perhaps.”

“What is happening to me?”

“You must be dying.”

“No I am not!”

“Oh well, no harm in hoping.”

“That’s it! You are dead.”

“Hey but I am your pal. Remember me? The good-lookin guy called Jim…… Ooooooooooouch!”



  1. It is a boon to have the Outer Side,

    But some are born handicapped with only the inner, and the outer missing.. they are never confused.. They keep all the people in the inner side or the only side, hence always remembered and never forgotten..

    @JIM Dont Worry.. She never will hurt anyone, not even the Mo,Then how, you?

    Comment by джЕйвEд Миандад — November 17, 2010 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • Thanks for the comment.

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:58 | Reply

  2. anddd….. Jim is byaackkk!! yay!!

    been missing your Jim posts, Cris.. and whattay post this one is.
    brilliant. i likes! 🙂

    Comment by usha — November 20, 2010 @ 16:03 | Reply

    • Thanks usha girl! But look who’s talking! I have been missing your whole blog!!

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:53 | Reply

  3. what a brilliant post…loved it

    Comment by rinju — November 21, 2010 @ 00:01 | Reply

    • @rinju: really? Thank ye 🙂

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:54 | Reply

  4. Oh sheesh Crissie.. Am I your chewing gum, your tooth paste, or your bus-ticket? Remember me?

    On the other hand.. I remember you 🙂 Buhahaha!

    Brilliant 🙂

    Comment by Rasika — November 23, 2010 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Ada Paavi! Yenna pechu! Of course I remember you! You are almost as good as a tooth paste :p

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:56 | Reply

  5. Kiddo, you might be ageing. When your hair turns gray, your gray cells stops working and your outer is lost. Go look at the mirror and confirm the symptom.

    Comment by Shanil — December 5, 2010 @ 10:53 | Reply

    • @Shanil: How rude! I am the one who taught you about gray cells :p

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:58 | Reply

  6. Good one Crissie .. Thoroughly enjoyed it … More gems ,attagirl ..

    Comment by Aneesh — December 16, 2010 @ 00:26 | Reply

    • Thank ye Aneesh :-))

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:57 | Reply

  7. don`t be so cruel :D….take it easy on jim..

    Comment by Aswin(achu) — July 29, 2012 @ 12:32 | Reply

    • haaa! tell that to him!

      Comment by Cris — September 16, 2012 @ 21:24 | Reply

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